exbopt

Mapdl.exbopt(outinv2='', outtcms='', outsub='', outcms='', outcomp='', outrm='', noinv='', outele='', **kwargs)

Specifies .EXB file output options in a CMS generation pass.

APDL Command: EXBOPT

Parameters
  • outinv2

    Output control for 2nd order invariant:

    • "0" : Do not output (default).

    • "1" : Output the second order invariant.

  • outtcms

    Output control for .TCMS file:

    • "0" : Do not output (default).

    • "1" : Output the .TCMS file.

  • outsub

    Output control for .SUB file:

    • "0" : Do not output (default).

    • "1" : Output the .SUB file.

  • OUTCMS

    Output control for .CMS file:

    • "0" : Do not output (default).

    • "1" : Output the .CMS file.

  • outcomp

    Output control for node and element component information:

    • "0" : Do not output any component information.

    • "1" : Output node component information only.

    • "2" : Output element component information only.

    • "3" : Output both node and element component information (default).

  • outrm

    Output control for the recovery matrix:

    • "0" : Do not output (default).

    • "1" : Output the recovery matrix to file.EXB.

    • "2" : Output the recovery matrix to a separate file, file_RECOVER.EXB.

  • noinv

    Invariant calculation:

    • "0" : Calculate all invariants (default).

    • "1" : Suppress calculation of the 1st and 2nd order invariants. NOINV = 1 suppresses OUTINV2 = 1.

  • OUTELE

  • control for the element data (Output) –

    • "0" : Do not output (default).

    • "1" : Output the element data.

Notes

When the body property file (file.EXB) is requested in a CMS generation pass (CMSOPT,,,,,,,EXB command), the .TCMS, .SUB, and .CMS files are not output by default. Use the EXBOPT command to request these files, as needed.

EXBOPT can also be used to manage some content in the .EXB file for improving performance and storage (see the OUTINV2, OUTCOMP, OUTRM, NOINV, and OUTELE arguments described above).

If both recovery matrix output (OUTRM = 1 or 2) and the .TCMS file (OUTTCMS = 1) are requested, the .TCMS file writing is turned off due to potentially large in-core memory use.

For more information on how to generate file.EXB, see ANSYS Interface to AVL EXCITE in the Mechanical APDL Substructuring Analysis Guide